Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section I. Affections in General
Section IV. Possessive Relations
SENSIBILITY, sensibleness, sensitiveness; moral sensibility; impressibility, affectibility; susceptibleness, susceptibility, susceptivity; mobility; vivacity, vivaciousness; tenderness, softness; sentimentality, sentimentalism.
excitability [See Excitability]; fastidiousness [See Fastidiousness]; physical sensibility [See Physical Sensibility]; sensitive plant.
SORE POINT, sore place; quick, raw; where the shoe pinches.
BE SENSIBLE &c. adj.; have a tender, - warm, - sensitive- heart; be all heart.
take to heart, treasure up in the heart; shrink, wince, blench, quiver.
die of a rose in aromatic pain [Pope]; touch to the quick; touch -, flick one- on the raw.